The 2 Party System

It is good to be back! We were invited to a major summer bash at the Reid's. When Kevin plans anything it is always well executed. His parties are full of great food, great alcohol and great people. It doesn't hurt that he is employed by an alcohol distribution company, so the "product knowledge" is a part of his life.

The party started at 4. We tasted wine as we were schooled by sommeliers. We sampled "Napa Style" appetizers. My wife contributed a Seafood Salad over Avocado dish that received rave reviews. She met a fellow "foodie" and they talked menus, ingredients and best food-gasms all night. He contributed an excellent Strawberry and Goat Cheese dip that got rave reviews.

Kevin smoked a whole tenderloin for about 2 hours and served it up sliced. I can only say "Wow!" I believe this dish will be making an appearance at my summer parties from this day hence.

After a full 8 hours of drinking, the party wound down. I gathered up the plates and glasses I loaned to the "effort" and packed the truck. We left the Reids and those who could not drive at about 1. I called up Chuck and Ivone to see if her 41st birthday party was still in swing and it was!

So off to party 2 of the evening. Ivone had excellent ribs and some Brazilian salad that I scarfed down. I also wrangled some much needed Guarana' soda to keep the party going. We chatted for a few moments with her co-workers. Crazy men DROVE up from Brooklyn! Most of the wise party goers took the train. My wife was definitely enjoying the company. Ivone and her co-workers are trainers and massage therapists. Mrs. C missed an opportunity!